Elephant Kashimashi

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Elephant Kashimashi
Also known as Ele-Kashi エレカシ
Origin Japan
Genres Rock, alternative rock, blues rock, grunge
Years active 1981–present
Labels Epic/Sony Records
(1988-1994)
Pony Canyon
(1996-1999)
Toshiba EMI/Capitol Music
(1999-2006)
Universal Music/A&M Records
(2007-),
Faith Music Entertainment (talent agency)
Associated acts Kōichi Tsutaya
Website ElephantKashimashi.com
Members

Hiroji Miyamoto
Toshiyuki Ishimori
Seiji Takamidori

Yoshiyuki Tominaga

Elephant Kashimashi (エレファントカシマシ?) is a rock band from Japan. Their work can be divided into two major stylistic periods: the "Epic Sony years" (1988–1994, the albums Elephant Kashimashi through Tokyo No Sora) and the "Pony Canyon & Faithful, EMI Music, Universal Music years" (1996–present, the album Kokoro Ni Hana Wo onward). A major change in songwriting, production, and general playing style (especially Miyamoto's vocals) occurred along with this label switch.

Members[edit]

  • Hiroji Miyamoto (宮本 浩次 Miyamoto Hiroji?, born June 12, 1966 in Akabanedai, Kita-ku, Tokyo)lead vocals, electric guitar & acoustic guitar; Primary Songwriter
  • Toshiyuki Ishimori (石森 敏行 Ishimori Toshiyuki?, born March 18, 1967 in Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo) – electric guitar
  • Seiji Takamidori (高緑 成治 Takamidori Seiji?, born April 15, 1966 in Tsukishima, Chuo-ku, Tokyo)bass guitar
  • Yoshiyuki Tominaga (冨永 義之 Tominaga Yoshiyuki?, born April 14, 1966 in Akabane, Kita-ku, Tokyo)drums

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • De-de/Porisutaa (1988.03.21)
  • Fuwa fuwa/Yune no nakade (1988.07.21)
  • Ohayou konnichiwa/Aa rurou no tamiyo (1988.11.02)
  • Ukikumo otoko/GT (1989.08.02)
  • Otoko ha yuku/too fine life (1990.07.21)
  • syokou/buji naru otoko (1992.03.25)
  • Dorei tengoku/Nichiyoubi-Cyoushi wa douda- (1993.04.21)
  • Gokuraku taisyou seikatsu sannka/Hoshi no furuyouna yoruni (1993.10.01)
  • kono yo wa saikou!/mafuyu no romanchikku (1994.04.21)
  • kanashimi no hate/Shigatsu no kaze (1996.04.19)
  • Kodoku na tabibito/baby jitensya (1996.07.19)
  • Kanashimi no hate/Ureshikerya tondeyukeyo (1996.11.01)
  • Ashita ni mukatte hashire/futari no fuyu (1997.02.19)
  • Tatakau otoko/tooi hamabe (1997.03.14)
  • Koyoi no tsuki no youni/Akai bara (1997.07.30)
  • Kaze ni fukarete/Saraba seisyun (1997.11.07)
  • Hajimari wa ima/namida no kazudake (1998.05.13)
  • Yume no kakera/Kokoro no mama ni (1998.09.18)
  • hitokoishikute ai o motomete (1998.11.18)
  • Ai no yume o kure/nerudakesa (1998.01.27)
  • Mayonaka no Hero/tabi no tocyuu (1999.04.28)
  • Gasutoronjyaa/Seoul rescue (1999.12.08)
  • So Many People/Sweet Memory (2000.01.26)
  • Call and Response/Musashino,Gustronger,Seoul rescue(Live) (2000.04.26)
  • Kodokuna taiyou/Tokyo-Jerashi/Kazeni fukarete(Live) (2001.03.16)
  • Syocyuu mimai-yuutsu na gogo/Kodokuna taiyou,Call and response(Live) (2001.07.25)
  • Futsuu no hibi/Hello New York! (2002.02.27)
  • Anata no yasashisa o oreha nanini tatoeyou (2002.04.17)
  • Ore no michi/Rokudenashi (2003.06.27)
  • Seimei sanka/Rokudenashi (2003.06.27)
  • Hello Jinsei!!/Rokudenashi (2003.06.27)
  • Bakemono seinen/Ikiteiru akashi (2004.03.10)
  • Tomodachi ga iru no sa/DJ in My Life (2004.09.01)
  • Oretachi no asu/Sayonara Paati/Oretachi no asu (Acoustic)/ (2007.11.21)
  • Egao no mirai e/Kaze ni fukarete (New Recording) (2008.01.01)
  • Sakura no hana, maiagaru michi wo/Sore Wo Ai To Yobu To Shiyou (2008.03.05)
  • Atarashii kisetsu he kimi to/It's My Life (2008.10.01)
  • Kizuna/To You (2009.03.18)
  • Shiawase yo, kono yubi nitomare (2010.5.12)
  • Ashita heno kioku (2010.9.22.)
  • Itsuka mita yume wo (2010.10.20)

Albums[edit]

  • THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI (1988.03.21)
  • THE ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI II (1988.11.21)
  • Uki yo no yume (1989.08.21)
  • Seikatsu (1990.09.01)
  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI 5 (1992.04.08)
  • Dorei tengoku (1993.05.21)
  • Tokyo no sora (1994.05.21)
  • Kokoro ni hana o (1996.08.21)
  • Ashita ni mukatte hashire -tsukiyo no uta- (1997.09.10)
  • Ai to yume (1998.12.09)
  • Good Morning (2000.04.26)
  • LIFE (2002.05.02)
  • DEAD OR ALIVE [Mini album/EP] (2002.12.26)
  • Ore no michi (2003.07.16)
  • Tobira (2004.03.31)
  • Kaze (2004.09.29)
  • Yaon -aki- [Live album] (2005.07.20)
  • Nippon -natsu- [Live album] (2005.07.20)
  • Machi o miorosu oka (2006.03.29)
  • STARTING OVER (2008.01.30)
  • Noboreru Taiyou (2009.04.29)

Compilations[edit]

  • BEST (1997.12.01)
  • Sweet Memory -Elekashi seisyun Selection- (2000.10.12)
  • SINGLES 1988-2001(2002.03.27)

Tribute Album[edit]

  • Hana otoko -ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI Cover(Tribute)Album- (2003.03.19)

DVD releases[edit]

  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI Concert 1998 Nippon Budokan ”Kazeni fukarete”
  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI CLIPS
  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI CLIPS 2
  • LIFE TOUR 2002
  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI CLIPS 3
  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI Documentary film ”Tobira no mukou”

Books[edit]

  • Kazeni fukarete ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI no kiseki (Interview collection)
  • Asuni mukatte aruke! [Essay collection]
  • Toukyo no sora [Essay collection]
  • ELEPHANT KASHIMASHI Songbook [Guitar score]

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